Matthew Shea | Hamilton City Council | Hamilton West

This blog is part of a series of blogs profiling all candidates standing for Councils across the region who are 35 or under as we aim to increase youth engagement in local politics. Seed Waikato is non-partisan.

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‘Paper’ Matt Shea is not only a great pun, but also a candidate for Hamilton City Council’s West Ward.

Born in Hamilton but raised in Te Kauwhata, Matt studied Law at the University of Waikato and has been a business owner on both sides of the city before moving into education.

In 2019, Matt’s campaign will focus on speeding up our Council’s processes, an actually functional CBD, and giving individuals and communities the autonomy to thrive in our city through responsible decision-making.

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